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Picnic Point

Walking to Picnic Point, the spit of land that juts out behind the UW Hospitals, is a Madison tradition. Numerous trails trail through the area with views of sailboats in University Bay and Madison on one side and wider vistas… Continue Reading →

Carver-Roehl County Park

A few miles outside of Clinton WI is Carver-Roehl Counyt Park. The park is edged by large limestone walls, undercut by a shallow, sparkling stream. Paths circle the parking lot, following the meandering water on one side and up around… Continue Reading →

Morton Forest County Park

Dane County has a brand new park, located outside of Mazomanie. Donated by the Morton family, this lovely hilly spot has 110 acres of trails for all seasons. A short, relatively flat loop is good for the less able. Other,… Continue Reading →

Governor Dodge State Park

Governor Nelson State Park is a vast 5,000+ acre park only an hour drive from Madison. A true four-season park, it has a vast variety of things to see and do. There are high meadow hikes, a waterfall, winding gorge… Continue Reading →

High Cliff State Park

As advertised, High Cliff State Park does indeed have high cliffs. It also has miles of trails, including one around a butterfly pond, a boat marina, playgrounds, beach, a small museum, horse trails and picturesque lime kiln ruins. Visitors can… Continue Reading →

Viking Park/Dog Park

Stoughton’s Viking Park has a marvelous, clean, well-groomed dog park. The park is grassy and open with plenty of room for your mutt to run (or wander and sniff). Even nicer are the small, sandy beaches that dot the adjacent… Continue Reading →

Ledge Park

If you need a nice stretch of the legs on the way back from the MOWA or a quiet, out-of-the-way place to camp, check out Ledge Park. Stroll the upper trail along the edge of the ledge for  striking views… Continue Reading →

Peck’s Landing Beach

The beach at Peck’s Landing is perfect in every way. Directly across the Wisconsin River from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin Guest Center, the beach checks all the necessary boxes for a great afternoon. While the lot is often pretty full… Continue Reading →

Ice Age Trail – Baraboo

An attractive and well-paved section of the Ice Age Trail runs along the Baraboo River. You can pick up the trail from four different parks. The trail is nicely shaded by trees and is a flat and an easy walk… Continue Reading →

Upper Yahara River Trail

The new Upper Yahara River Trail in DeForest is a lovely, smooth paved trail that follows the meandering Yahara River. Walk, canoe, fish or bike while enjoying glimpses of water, wild birds and a variety of native plants. Due to… Continue Reading →

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